The fourth day of the first Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has come to an end. The Australian team needs 27 more runs to end Pakistan’s lead with three wickets remaining.
Australian team needs 27 more runs to end Pakistan’s lead
Due to rain, the fourth day’s play started at one o’clock in the afternoon after the lunch break. Usman Khawaja (97), David Warner (68), Marin Lamboshen (90), Steve Smith (78), Travis Head (8), Cameron Green (48), and Alex Carey (19) were all dismissed. Captain Pat Cummins (4) and Mitchell Starc (12) are at the wicket. For Pakistan, Noman Ali took 4 wickets while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Sajid Khan took one wicket each.
Travis Head, fresh from being man-of-the-series in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes win back home in January, hit two boundaries before he miscued a drive-off spinner Nauman and was caught behind by Rizwan. Shaheen (1-80), Naseem (1-89), and Sajid (1-122) were the other successful Pakistan bowlers. The second Test of the series is in Karachi from March 12 to 16 and the third in Lahore from March 21 to 25.